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Import/Export Guide

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X3 provides a comprehensive infrastructure to support imports and exports. Templates, objects and data are combined to provide access to the application in a simple but flexible way.

Imports and exports are governed by templates, which define the interface between an object and the outside world. The data fields and tables are described, along with information about the structure of the external data.

Through the templates, data can be sent to an X3 object. An object is defined by a group of tables and screens, as well as the standard business logic associated with the fields and the update, including entry rules and validation. They represent the complete entity and are used throughout X3 to provide a consistent definition for input, from the user interface to importing.

There are two ways to transmit data for imports and exports:

Using File Import/Export

Data files provide the capability to deliver large amounts of data to be processed in a single session.

Developing with Web Services

Web services can be used to transmit smaller payloads very frequently, providing a more direct integration.

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